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basic_sounds is a netlabel that exists to promote new emerging electronic artists experimenting within the realms of techno, house, ambient and dub. Our aim is to expose the world to the music we love.

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Basic Sounds
by Dntel
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Sub Pop recording artist and LA based producer Dntel (aka Jimmy Tamborello) is best known for his 2001 release, Life is Full of Possibilities, and his collaboration efforts with Ben Gibbard as The Postal Service. Jimmy started composing as Dntel in 1994 and was sharing his works with friends on cassette tapes before being officially signed to Phthalo Records in 1998 with his album, Early Works For Me If It Works For You. On Clelia II, Tamborello continues the theme and exploration of his...
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by Co-Op
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Toronto based Co-Op are the talented duo of Oreste Camarra and Karim Sultan. Together they produce innovative improvised takes on deep dubby house and techno. Collectively they find inspiration from their live jams and performances to create polished high-caliber studio recordings. Appearing on Noah Pred’s Thoughtless label last year for their Peace By Piece EP, these two continue to thrive and rise within the Toronto scene and it’s only a matter of time before they are appreciated...
Topics: Techno, Dub
Basic Sounds
by Headaches
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Toronto based Headaches (aka Landon Speers), predominately known for his photography, creates textured visceral soundscapes inspired by film scores and visual music. With a keen sense of space and environment he crafts physically engaging compositions that develop cinematic narratives, evoking listeners to experience a sense of time and place of their own. I Wasn’t Born Yesterday opens with a dark lo-fi soundscape composed of deep throbbing pulses and distant strings. ‘II’ slowly bleeds...
Topic: ambient
Basic Sounds
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Radere is the nom du plume of Carl Ritger, a Philadelphia-based sound artist who constructs dense drones and flickering ambiences from found sounds and heavily treated guitar loops. Lost At Sea, I’m Never Coming Back marks his first recorded work since A Season In Decline - his well-received sophomore effort for Full Spectrum Records - was released at the end of last year. Inspired by a pair of field recordings captured during a trip to the shore, Lost At Sea... opens quietly, with softly...
Basic Sounds
by Tomas Jirku
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Vancouver based producer Tomas Jirku has been creating innovative techno since the late nineties and first appeared on the NoType net-label in 1999. In 2000, he became the first Canadian signed to the seminal Force Inc Music Works label, and then its sub-label's formative Clicks & Cuts compilation series, which didn’t just define a genre, but carved a niche for emerging producers. Jirku has continued a prolific music career appearing on such labels as Traum, Klang, Onitor, Alien8,...
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Topics: techno, dub
Basic Sounds
by Nordic Soul
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Seattle-based producer, DJ and programmer, Nordic Soul (aka Sean Horton) is the founder, director and curator of the annual Decibel Festival specializing in promoting electronic music and the arts. Celebrating their eighth addition this September, Sean has not only transformed Seattle with his annual Decibel Festival, but continues to deeply impact the electronic community with his year-round events. Originally from the Detroit area, Nordic Soul’s emotionally charged performances and...
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Basic Sounds
by Minisystem
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Toronto based producer, Minisystem (aka Jeff Lee) finds solace in the warm sounds of old analogue technology. Using a collection of vintage synthesizers and drum machines he crafts his own unique brand of techno-informed synthpop. His first full-length album, Madingley, was released on Noise Factory records in 2006, followed by a contribution to 2009's Vulnerabilities + Consequences, a vinyl compilation of electro tracks featuring the likes of Solvent and Lowfish. His EP for basic_sounds, Life...
Basic Sounds
by Joel Pryde
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A multi-talented producer, DJ and audio software developer from Seattle, Joel Pryde is one of the few artists that creates the tools on which he plays. About a year ago he developed traxPad, one of the only multi-touch DJ applications, which is currently used by many DJs in Seattle and around the world. Joel Pryde returns with his second basic_sounds release, Kalimotxo. Joel Pryde’s opening track, Take Apart delivers a sophisticated balance between trance and techno. He starts out slow,...
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Basic Sounds
by Bartek Kawula
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basic_sounds netlabel partner and producer Bartek Kawula delivers his second release Glass, celebrating the first anniversary of the label. Bartek and I have been friends since 2004 and have always shared a common passion for music and design. Combining our skills, we created basic_sounds to be a platform for sharing the artists we love while providing them with an opportunity to gain the exposure they deserve. With a greater focus on live sampling, Kawula arranges subtly complex minimal house...
Topics: techno, house
Basic Sounds
by X41
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Vancouver based producer The Square Root of Evil (aka Jen Pearson) is predominately known for her quirky IDM chiptune performances, recently opening for Warp recording artists Plaid. On her latest release, "Shiretoko" she delivers a rare appearance as X41, her ambient alias and collaboration with Jon Anastasiades. Using a collection of software and hardware, they draw their influences from a wide variety of sources; organic and inorganic ambiance, astronomy, oceans and internal...
Basic Sounds
by Dntel
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Sub Pop recording artist and LA based producer Dntel (aka Jimmy Tamborello) is best known for his 2001 release, Life is Full of Possibilities, and his collaboration efforts with Ben Gibbard as The Postal Service. Jimmy started composing as Dntel in 1994 and was sharing his works with friends on cassette tapes before being officially signed to Phthalo Records in 1998 with his album, Early Works For Me If It Works For You. On Clelia II, Tamborello continues the theme and exploration of his...
Basic Sounds
by Joel Pryde
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Inspired by the dancefloor, Seattle based producer Joel Pryde blurs the boundaries of techno and deep house while providing a humanistic quality. His compositions include vocal stabs, soft pads, melodic fuzz and riding basslines, ultimately creating infectious toe-tapping tracks designed for the club or the wee morning hours. Opal opens with “Scarlet Fever,” a sleek dancefloor number that glides effortlessly from start to finish. Meticulously built out of dubbed-out voices, “Scarlet...
Basic Sounds
by Tomas Jirku
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Vancouver based producer Tomas Jirku has been creating innovative techno since the late nineties and first appeared on the NoType net-label in 1999. In 2000, he became the first Canadian signed to the seminal Force Inc Music Works label, and then its sub-label's formative Clicks & Cuts compilation series, which didn’t just define a genre, but carved a niche for emerging producers. Jirku has continued a prolific music career appearing on such labels as Traum, Klang, Onitor, Alien8,...
Topics: techno, dub
Basic Sounds
by Minisystem
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eye 485
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Toronto based producer, Minisystem (aka Jeff Lee) finds solace in the warm sounds of old analogue technology. Using a collection of vintage synthesizers and drum machines he crafts his own unique brand of techno-informed synthpop. His first full-length album, Madingley, was released on Noise Factory records in 2006, followed by a contribution to 2009's Vulnerabilities + Consequences, a vinyl compilation of electro tracks featuring the likes of Solvent and Lowfish. His EP for basic_sounds, Life...
Basic Sounds
by Nordic Soul
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Seattle-based producer, DJ and programmer, Nordic Soul (aka Sean Horton) is the founder, director and curator of the annual Decibel Festival specializing in promoting electronic music and the arts. Celebrating their eighth addition this September, Sean has not only transformed Seattle with his annual Decibel Festival, but continues to deeply impact the electronic community with his year-round events. Originally from the Detroit area, Nordic Soul’s emotionally charged performances and...
Basic Sounds
by Bartek Kawula
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eye 150
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comment 0
basic_sounds netlabel partner and producer Bartek Kawula delivers his second release Glass, celebrating the first anniversary of the label. Bartek and I have been friends since 2004 and have always shared a common passion for music and design. Combining our skills, we created basic_sounds to be a platform for sharing the artists we love while providing them with an opportunity to gain the exposure they deserve. With a greater focus on live sampling, Kawula arranges subtly complex minimal house...
Topics: Techno, House
Basic Sounds
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Toronto based Headaches (aka Landon Speers), predominately known for his photography, creates textured visceral soundscapes inspired by film scores and visual music. With a keen sense of space and environment he crafts physically engaging compositions that develop cinematic narratives, evoking listeners to experience a sense of time and place of their own. I Wasn’t Born Yesterday opens with a dark lo-fi soundscape composed of deep throbbing pulses and distant strings. ‘II’ slowly bleeds...
Topic: ambient
Basic Sounds
by Co-Op
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Toronto based Co-Op are the talented duo of Oreste Camarra and Karim Sultan. Together they produce innovative improvised takes on deep dubby house and techno. Collectively they find inspiration from their live jams and performances to create polished high-caliber studio recordings. Appearing on Noah Pred’s Thoughtless label last year for their Peace By Piece EP, these two continue to thrive and rise within the Toronto scene and it’s only a matter of time before they are appreciated...
Topics: Techno, Dub
Basic Sounds
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Radere is the nom du plume of Carl Ritger, a Philadelphia-based sound artist who constructs dense drones and flickering ambiences from found sounds and heavily treated guitar loops. Lost At Sea, I’m Never Coming Back marks his first recorded work since A Season In Decline - his well-received sophomore effort for Full Spectrum Records - was released at the end of last year. Inspired by a pair of field recordings captured during a trip to the shore, Lost At Sea... opens quietly, with softly...
Basic Sounds
by Joel Pryde
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eye 82
favorite 0
comment 0
Inspired by the dancefloor, Seattle based producer Joel Pryde blurs the boundaries of techno and deep house while providing a humanistic quality. His compositions include vocal stabs, soft pads, melodic fuzz and riding basslines, ultimately creating infectious toe-tapping tracks designed for the club or the wee morning hours. Opal opens with “Scarlet Fever,” a sleek dancefloor number that glides effortlessly from start to finish. Meticulously built out of dubbed-out voices, “Scarlet...
Basic Sounds
by X41
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eye 82
favorite 0
comment 0
Vancouver based producer The Square Root of Evil (aka Jen Pearson) is predominately known for her quirky IDM chiptune performances, recently opening for Warp recording artists Plaid. On her latest release, "Shiretoko" she delivers a rare appearance as X41, her ambient alias and collaboration with Jon Anastasiades. Using a collection of software and hardware, they draw their influences from a wide variety of sources; organic and inorganic ambiance, astronomy, oceans and internal...
Basic Sounds
by Joel Pryde
audio
eye 80
favorite 0
comment 0
A multi-talented producer, DJ and audio software developer from Seattle, Joel Pryde is one of the few artists that creates the tools on which he plays. About a year ago he developed traxPad, one of the only multi-touch DJ applications, which is currently used by many DJs in Seattle and around the world. Joel Pryde returns with his second basic_sounds release, Kalimotxo. Joel Pryde’s opening track, Take Apart delivers a sophisticated balance between trance and techno. He starts out slow,...